Since as early as 2016, we have been disclosing our activities to bring on board suppliers under the auspices of the supplier engagement rating of the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). This rating assesses how well companies have been able to integrate the topic of climate protection into their supply chain. In 2019, we once again improved on the previous year and achieved an “A”, as we did in 2016. This has secured our place on the Supplier Engagement Leader Board. An important step in achieving this was calculating the supplier-specific emission intensities based on supplier responses to the CDP Supply Chain Program. This involves calculating the ratio between a supplier’s overall emissions (Scope 1 and 2 and Scope 3 from the upstream supply chain) in grams and the supplier’s overall sales.
The CDP Supply Chain Coverage ESG KPI 2017. It indicates the degree to which our procurement volume from carbon-intensive suppliers is covered by the CDP Supply Chain Program. In 2019, 63 percent of the procurement volume was covered by CDP’s supply chain program. As the responses from individual major suppliers have a disproportionate impact on this KPI, we make sure to discuss this with the relevant suppliers. Our goal is to cover 70 percent of our carbon-intensive suppliers by 2020.was reported externally for the first time in